What kind of a world are we living in when a young teacher who was speaking in support of her President is punished for doing so?
Veronica Fleming is under attack by the left for speaking in favor of President Trump’s immigration efforts. And she did so while speaking on her own time on her own Facebook page!!
From a NBC affiliate in Collier County, Florida (by the way…listen how they call her a racist in the opening of the news report)
A Collier County elementary school teacher was reassigned Thursday after she made a post on Facebook criticizing immigrants.
Part of Veronica Kochis Fleming’s post reads, “The funny thing about immigrants staying home is the rest of us who pay for them are at work like we’ve always been.” The post has since been removed from her page.
Fleming teaches at Parkside Elementary School, a school body that is made up of 96 percent minorities. Of those, 70 percent are Latino and another 20 percent are Haitian.
“I feel offended, I feel… my feelings are hurt, for our kids,” said Juana Perez, an immigrant and mother of two.
She came to the U.S. to give her kids a better life and a better education.
“I couldn’t even believe it. How could a teacher speak like that?”
She sends her children to Parkside Elementary School in Naples every day. She said Thursday that a woman who is supposed to teach her children, hurt them.
Another part of Fleming’s post read, “Looks like less mouths to feed today. Have fun while you still can. So glad to hear about massive deportation. Let’s make America great again. Thanks Donald Trump!!”
Watch the video report below!
Her post comes the same day as A Day Without Immigrants, a national movement where thousands of immigrants across the country did not show up to work or go to class.
“I don’t ask for any, I pay for my school, my daughter’s lunch, I pay for her insurance,” Perez said.
Fleming was a computer lab instructor and instructional review teacher at Parkside Elementary School in Naples. Collier school officials reassigned Fleming to the school district administrative center pending the results of an internal investigation.
“I would consider it really to be racist,” said Gabriella Marquez. Her two children are in Fleming’s technology class.
“I was mad. Really, really mad,” Marquez said.
A district official said parents started calling the school around 11 a.m. complaining about the post. Principal Tamie Stewart then notified the deputy superintendent and human resources, and they made the decision to reassign Fleming and conduct the investigation.
Stewart sent a statement to families, saying in part, “We greatly appreciate our parents who have communicated to the school to share concerns so that we can address this issue. I want to ensure our families that this person’s individual post is not at all reflective of our school staff in any way.”
An online petition for Fleming to be fired already had 1,600 signatures by Thursday evening.
One anonymous Naples man we spoke with, an immigrant himself, said he believes the teacher made the post because of influence from President Trump.
“Even our leaders sometime say things that could lead people to say bad things also,” he said. “Sometimes when you hear that, you just let it go.”